Sierra Leone born hip hop artist Chosan (New York) has released his new album ‘Till I Touch The Sun’. Africanhiphop.com correspondent Ado spoke to him on the occasion – check out the video above.
Chosan: ‘I wanted to make an inspirational album with tracks and images based on hope, strength and getting through the struggles of life. The album was written while in Baltimore and coming back from a trip from London. I wanted to put out something upbeat and inspiring for the people.
Chosan was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. After an escape to Canada and then a relocation to London, a love affair with hip hop began which would take him across the Atlantic to New York. Chosan previously released two self funded indie albums. ‘The Beautiful Side Of Misery’ and ‘Diamond In The Dirt’ which were received with critical acclaim and impressive reviews. Chosan released a video for each album: ‘Ride’ and ‘This Is My America’. He was picked by Grammy award wining artist Kanye West to help consult and to be the narrative voice on the multi platinum video and single ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ from Kanye’s ‘Late Registration’ album.